Some Things Never Change

A Bomber Jacket Doesn’t Cover the Blood

Just as Bush II landed on an aircraft carrier in safe waters, clad in a ludicrous fighter pilot costume, Barak Obama just happened to stop by to visit our occupying horde in Afghanistan. Wearing a crisp new sporty bomber jacket, with the Air Force One logo in place of unnamed aerial killers, Obama assured his carefully posed minions, “We face a determined enemy. But we also know this: The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something.”

Nothing changes when it comes to war. A white-haired old man said it best, many years ago:

“Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
– Mark Twain, “Chronicle of Young Satan”


2 thoughts on “Some Things Never Change

  1. War is the best way to drive down a country that wages it. The war puts the country in deeper and deeper debt. This debt is then held by those who are in the background. Modern wars are not about what is right or wrong, but control of both sides of the conflict by those who hold the real power. If we wanted the conflict ended it could be ended. “For a problem to persist, it must contain a lie.” L. Ron Hubbard


  2. Daniel Ellsburg got some of the truth out on DemocracyNow!
    It's Karzi's brother running the drugs. With Eckenberry's secret cables leaked, I wonder if that's WHY Obama went to Afghanistan in “secret.”
    I'm hoping the house of cards will fall with this sort of news getting mainstrean along with Eckenberry's secret cables…ie: opium poppy fields pictures. I'm sure they ain't growin' 'em just to top bagels.


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